Queen P will host the Preliminaries
The 65th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition will be hosted by Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach no less. She will be there to guide the audience through the presentation of each of the candidates and give some details about them as they go through their swimsuit and evening gown turns. She will be joined by actor Derek Ramsay.
Now since Prelims tickets are not for public sale, there will be a Facebook live of the event through missuniverse.com and on the FB page of Miss Universe itself. There will also be a Live Streaming by Smart (image below). So you won’t really miss watching the entire proceedings.
Live Streaming courtesy of Smart
But if you want the TV telecast on TV5, it will be aired on January 28 (swimsuit) and 29 (evening gown).
Tomorrow, I will be staying at the 65th Miss Universe Media Tent from around noontime till very late. I am scheduled to be interviewed by a TV network out there, while preparing for my coverage collaboration with Rappler where the Pre- and Post- analysis of the show will be discussed.
If you are in the area, I would love it if you holler and say Hi! 🙂
There will be Facebook Live of the Preliminaries. The schedule listed above is for the US viewers.
Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach inside her room at the Conrad Manila with her bedmates
Let’s be honest. Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is most likely saying things half-in-jest when she hashtagged the photo above as #clingy to her DIC crown and three sashes. And she should be. Her reign is about to end in just a very little over a week from now. But more than that bittersweet reason (and losing all free flights to overseas destinations as she mentioned herself during an interview at Pico de Loro in Batangas
), she has made it extra difficult to find her successor among the 86 ladies vying for her title on January 30. Sure, one of them will definitely take it all the way to the top. But will the 65th winner have what it takes to measure up to her achievements?
To say that Queen P is a tough act to follow would be an understatement. And it will take a lot from the next winner to even step up her game to a level that would approximate all the ideals of the Miss Universe brand she has so beautifully and confidently delivered throughout her reign. It can be done, of course. In time, it will be done.
For now, let us indulge in Queen P’a clinginess. She earned the right to be so.
Have a good Sunday everyone! 🙂
Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during her arrival at the Governor’s Ball
It may cost a lot to actually attend the 65th Miss Universe Governor’s Ball, but the 18k/per plate is going to a good cause – the Pass It Forward Foundation – which makes the night of wining and dining with the candidates a truly memorable evening for everyone.
Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach made her grand entrance alongside Gov Luis Chavit Singson/MUO President Paula Shugart and from there, the tone is set for a charity dinner that is both glittery and eventful. A lot of the guests were awe-inspired the contestants when they were presented onstage as a big group. And the minute they mixed it up with the attendees, the affair got even more exciting. Just sitting next to the most beautiful women in the Universe is reason enough to stay starstruck and tongue-tied for some.
There really is no better way than to officially welcome the ladies in a ball that brings out the best from everyone – inside and out – and for a worthy charity at that plus a filling dinner of Salmon Tartar, Prawns Catalan and Slow-cooked Angus Beef Brisket!
So this may be a delayed exclamatory statement to end this feature but, “let the beauty battle begin!”
The ladies as they were presented onstage
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, Gov Luis Chavit Singson and MUO President Paula Shugart being interviewed by Issa Litton
Jonas Gaffud and DOT Usec Kat de Castro
Maxine’s beautiful mom and sister – Marife and Ferica – respectively
Different shots from the event
More shots from the event
And yet, more shots from the ball!
Take a chance in becoming the Miss Universe VIP of Pia Wurtzbach!
#CelebrateWithAPlate with Miss Universe
Aside from the #CelebrateWithAPlate campaign drive (left photo
) of Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in New York City, she also launched the “Come Be My Miss Universe VIP
” promotion (in coordination with Cordaid
) where you will get the privilege of walking on the red carpet with her (plus a lot more wonderful perks
) during the 65th Miss Universe in Manila next month.
In Queen P’s own words:
“Will YOU be my Miss Universe VIP? We’ll walk the red carpet, I’ll show you around backstage, crown you, and you’ll be my VIP at the afterparty. It’s all to support Cordaid, an amazing cause. All you need to do? Enter through the link in my bio or go to omaze.com/Pia for your chance to WIN. Flights and hotel included.
January, 2017 will be soooo busy with the 65th Miss Universe in Manila
Time flies so fast. It has been a year since that fateful night in Las Vegas last December 21, 2015
Time really flies so fast. It has now been a year since that eventful night in Las Vegas last December 21, 2015 when Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned the 64th Miss Universe during the live finals marred by an announcement controversy that created waves of huge news flashes all around the Universe.
Today, Miss Universe 2015 celebrates her 1st Year Anniversary into the reign and what a glorious period it has been for Queen P. It will take another month and 9 days from now until she relinquishes the DIC crown (which she has – quite noticeably – not been wearing for some time now) to a new wearer on January 29/30, 2017.
Thank you for the gift of Beauty, Pride and Honor to the entire Filipino Nation! Yours is a reign that will never be forgotten. 🙂
courtesy of laki cash
Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
…..then I should be on my way to mastering it now. The waiting for the official announcement of the Miss Universe Organization for the Philippine hosting of the 65th Miss Universe is keeping me in eternal suspense. Sure, ABS-CBN already made a pre-emptive news material on the finality of the big event in the country, but until I get to see or attend a formal Presscon with MUO President Paula Shugart and Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in attendance, I will keep myself from declaring anything as already set in stone.
There was supposed to be a much-awaited Presscon last Monday at the Department of Tourism. But for reasons still unknown (perhaps because Queen P was still in Panama over the past weekend and flying back to NYC after), it did not push through yet. That is the likeliest explanation, and not the floating talks that the MUO is not happy that their own announcement is always outshadowed prematurely.
Let it be known then, that for Miss Universe, I will wait. And wait. And wait. 🙂
Queen P, sideways (Makeup by Gery Penaso)